Tuesday, July 17, 2012

10mm ACW Part 2

The painting is now pretty much complete. There's some touch up and a bit of flocking to be done but in all I'm nearly there.

Some of the Confederate guns. Danville Batteries on the left with the brown carriages, Rockbridge Batteries in Red. The Confederates will have 10 Batteries, the Union 9.

Turner Ashby's Cavalry will hopefully provide the intelligence that Jackson needs if he is to succeed. General Jackson believes the he outnumbers the Federals when in fact they greatly outnumber him.

Two Brigades of the Union Army under the command of Colonel Nathan Kimball will enter North of town. The Third Brigade, Tyler's will arrive later in the day as reinforcements.

Union infantry headed for battle.

To be continued...

Monday, July 9, 2012

10mm American Civil War

I'm going to be putting on the Battle of Kernstown later this summer so I thought I'd pick up some 10mm figures. I bought some Old Glory, Pendraken and had some AIM command figures which have been gathering dust, unpainted for years now.
The Old Glory come in strips of five but don't fit on the 1" base so I just snipped off a figure.
We're  using "They Couldn't Hit an Elephant" rules from Too Fat Lardies. I like the uncertainty and friction that the provide.
The Confederates are just about complete and the Federals should be finished by the end of the week.

I'll post an AAR. This is my first go around with TCHAE rule set so I'll let you know what we thought of them.

Here are a few pictures of the Rebels preparing to meet the Union just north of Kernstown March 23, 1862.

General Jackson surveys his troops.

Garnett leads a Virginia Brigade.

The stands are 1" x 1/2" representing 100 men.